News & Media
See Yvonne's latest article for Pets in the City Magazine: The Grieving Process (Apr. 2015) Read now...
Special Needs? Focus on SPECIAL (Jan. 2015) Read now...
Also don't miss wee Brambles first official published photo! See the lower lefthand corner.
Special Needs, Special Dogs, by Yvonne in the Holiday/Winter '14 issue of CityDog Magazine, Page 34.
ThatMutt.com's I am thankful for my rescue or shelter dog because…
Tuesday, May 20th, 2014
By Sally Rosenthal
The Animals' Bookshelf
Best Friends Magazine.
Health and physical well-being are not always harbingers of true happiness, as Yvonne Harper points out in Blind Faith Expanded. In this follow-up to Blind Faith, which features canines with physical disabilities, Harper has chosen to write about both dogs and cats with special needs.
Drawn into this subject from personal experience with her two blind dogs, Twink and Kizmit, and her diabetic cat, Sydney, Harper has compiled an impressive collection of photographs and accompanying stories about rescue special-needs animals and the joy they bring to their people
Friday, May 2nd, 2014
Yvonne interviewed by Dusty Rainbolt for Specially-Abled Pets Day Is May 3 -- Let's Celebrate Our Special Pups! at Dogster.
Wednesday, April 30th, 2014
Blind Faith Expanded Press Release
FERNDALE, Wash., September 17, 2013
Special Need Cats are Purr-fectly Loving too!
Author / photographer Yvonne Harper’s second book in the Blind Faith series adds compelling cat tales to more canine capers about special need pets and their families.
“Abandoned by his previous owners, Dante was discovered locked in the bathroom of a vacant apartment. A kind stranger came across him and that’s how he found himself living at a sanctuary,” writes author and photographer, Yvonne Harper, about the playful kitten in her new book, Blind Faith Expanded.... read entire article
The Pet Show with Dr. Katy (9/2013)
Watch Yvonne on WJLA News 8's The Pet Show from 9/7/2013. Dr. Katy interviews Yvonne about the the new book! The interview is at 9 minutes and 30 seconds. Thanks Dr. Katy! WATCH NOW (http://wj.la/15LNTG4) NOTE: The interview is about Blind Faith Expanded, the second book in the series, even though they show the Blind Faith book cover.
Diana Bocco interviews Yvonne for Petcentric
Catch Yvonne on DC's WJLA
Yvonne was featured on "The Pet Show with Dr. Katy!" talking about Blind Faith Saturday, September 8th, 2012 DC's WJLA Channel 8. We are working to get the video posted for you.
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Author of "Blind Faith," Yvonne Harper, and Furbaby rescue founder Eleni Naslund open up about the challenges and triumphs of having special-needs dogs. Visit King 5's New Day Northwest to view the video.
FERNDALE – In 1998, Yvonne Harper was working as support staff in a veterinary clinic in Seattle when a young Shih Tzu needing emergency medical attention was brought in. The dog, not yet a year old, had been beaten so badly his eyes had ruptured and bulged out of his head, he was severely underweight, and clinic staff had to shave off all of his fur in order to treat a whole-body skin infection that left him an unhealthy pink...
Seattle – February 3, 2010
It seems unlikely that two little blind dogs could help anyone see their life’s purpose, but for Yvonne Harper that’s exactly what Twinkle and Kizmit did for her. Blind Faith, Harper’s debut book, is bursting with photographs and inspiring stories of not only her special need dogs, but others that have faced and overcome many adversities. More importantly it encourages to look beyond perfection when seeking an animal companion... read entire article